2019 Compassion Film Festival Selections
Congratulations to our 2019
People’s Choice Award Recipients!
We are very proud of the Compassion Film Festival’s 2019 selections and were delighted to have had such a rich group of films submitted to the festival. Our film festival selection committee put in long hours and, though it was difficult at times, narrowed down the submissions to a wonderful selection of films for the 2019 program. The films below were all awarded the Compassion Film Festival Laurels. A People’s Choice Award and Laurels will also be awarded for the morning and afternoon short film sessions.
Feature Length Films
A Sacred Journey
When one brother is diagnosed with a shattering illness, another brother is forced to face his demons as the family struggles to pick up the pieces and stay together in this powerful portrait of love and what it means to truly care for each other.
Filmmakers Ernesto and Vanessa Quintero will be here in person to introduce and discuss the film.
A Miracle A Day
The documentary film A Miracle A Day is an uplifting testament to the human spirit and its capacity to surmount obstacles and transcend adversity. It is the story of All Bengal Women’s Union Welfare Home for Girls in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. The home was founded in 1932 for women and girls to have a place of refuge from brothels, trafficking, poverty, and abandonment. Today it is still thriving with residents ranging from one-day-old through their nineties. The staff, many of whom are volunteers, show heartfelt and relentless dedication to helping every person become the best they can be.
Filmmaker Deborah Harse will be here in person to introduce and discuss the film.
Let Us Dance
A young contemporary choreographer living in Tahiti and a young Polynesian dancer take over a dance therapy project and produce a performance which mixes contemporary dance and Polynesian dance performed by professional dancers and disabled dancers, some of whom are in wheelchairs.
The evening of the show comes; the room is packed. The performance is healing, poignant, and inspiring. Welcome to a better world.